Monthly Archives: October 2015


Rich Cole Honored by City of Cleveland


NCMC is very proud that Rich Cole, our artistic director, was honored by The City of Cleveland and local members of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender community at the 7th Annual Heritage Day celebration. The event took place in the beautiful rotunda at Cleveland City Hall on Thursday, October 8, 2015. LGBTQA leaders contribute to the betterment of the LGBTQA community on a daily basis as ‘out’ members of the community. The list of winners this year were Bryan Jones (Community Advocacy), Rich Cole (Entertainment), Bob Bucklew (Health & Wellness), Tom Stebel (Public Service), Bob & Karen Gross (LGBT Ally), and Joe Cimperman (Elected Official). About forty-five NCMC members were able to attend the event to see Barbara Ragon, our executive director, present the award to Rich. NCMC member Marc Copfer started the evening out by singing the National Anthem. Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients.

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Our 70’s Show

Our 70s Show

Saturday Evening: April 16, 2016 @ 8 PM
Sunday Matinee: April 17, 2016 @ 3 PM

Regina Auditorium @ Notre Dame College
1857 S Green Rd., South Euclid, OH 44121

Following on the heels of last season’s Welcome to the Sixties!, we move on to the decade that brought us the best of Funk, Soul, R&B, Pop, Hard Rock, Soft Rock and, of course, Disco! You’ll hear classics from Elton John, the Bee Gees, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac and many, many more! So dig out your platform shoes and leisure suits and join in on the fun!

Level A – $35 per ticket
Level B – $25 per ticket
Level C – $15 per ticket

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NCMC Joins L’Arche Cleveland on their CD

If you are looking for a great cause to support, look no further than L’Arche Cleveland and their “very Cleveland” holiday fundraiser. The organization is collaborating with Cleveland State University Music Therapy students, as well as community and school choral groups from throughout Cleveland to create a holiday CD. Performers include the Gesu Children’s Choir, the North Coast Men’s Chorus, the Temple Tifereth Israel, the Horns and Things Jazz Band, church choirs from St Agnes and St Raphael and John Adams, the famed Cleveland Indians Drummer! NCMC recorded their two tracks on Thursday evening for this exciting project!
“It is our belief that singing together creates a bond of closeness that no other activity can,” said Rebecca Brady, Community Leader. “The feeling of connection that comes from singing together with others goes hand in hand with our mission to help people with developmental disabilities share their gifts with others while building transforming community relationships.” CDs will be sold ($10) to help raise funds to support the residents of L’Arche Cleveland.
L’Arche Cleveland has four homes in which persons with developmental disabilities live and share their lives with assistants and volunteers. The L’Arche community will be the primary performers on the holiday CD project. All other collaborators will be local, as L’Arche wants to ensure the entire project reflects the gifts and talents of the Cleveland community.   The staff of L’Arche Cleveland asks anyone who is touched by the mission of the organization to please support this project by visiting the website to preorder their CD at and also share the project with others.
About L’Arche Cleveland
Founded in 1975, L’Arche Cleveland has four loving homes – one in Cleveland Heights, one in Maple Heights, and two in Cleveland near Shaker Square – in which “core members” (persons with developmental disabilities who are at the “core” of the community) live and share their lives with assistants and volunteers.

NCMC Joins L’Arche Cleveland on their CD2016-11-10T20:18:59+00:00